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Visitation Restrictions Due to Widespread Flu

2/15/2019
In response to the increase of influenza cases in Evansville and surrounding areas, Deaconess is following the recommendation of the Vanderburgh County Health Department and implementing visitation restrictions in all of our hospitals. This includes Midtown, Gateway, Cross Pointe, The Heart Hospital, The Women’s Hospital, the Ortho Neuro Hospital, and Encompass Health Deaconess.
 
These restrictions are intended to limit the spread of the flu virus among our patients, visitors, staff, and community.
 
Restrictions include:
  • No visitors with influenza-like illness, fever, or cough
  • No visitors age 15 and under
  • No visitors other than immediate family or other significant persons as defined by the patient.
Exceptions to these restrictions may be made for cases involving critically-ill patients and end-of-life situations.  Some restrictions may also be modified at The Women’s Hospital to accommodate healthy siblings of newborn babies.
 
Signs communicating these restrictions are posted at the primary entrances of Deaconess hospital facilities. Hand sanitizer, masks, and tissues will be available at all entrances.

Thank you for helping us protect our patients.
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